2016 Sundown Marathon

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I hit a new personal best at 2016 Sundown Marathon, clocking 1 hr 04 min for 10km category 🙂
This will provide more motivation for me to go under 60 minutes in 2016.
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I got at least three more 10k runs for the second half of 2016 (ThePerformanceSeries). With every race, I still get the jitters before the run.

Squeezing in the timing for a run, running takes up a lot of time and effort.
The warmup and preparation leading to race day, ensuring minimum spicy food and enough rest (a challenge for me).
10k is still a feat for me, and I always ask myself “Why do I run?” halfway through the race.

Catching my breathe, aching calves and bruised toes, waking up with stiff neck and waist.
In a twisted sense, running makes me feel alive!
I feel every part of my joints.
(The 42km runners must have gone through hell and back, I cannot imagine running 6 hours :p )

Every 10km completion brings me a lot of satisfaction, and motivation to go further.
Night race is different from day run, we first attempted Osim Sundown with 5km Family run in 2015.

The venue, paths are darker, I hate to run with my spectacles (350 degrees), so I need to strain harder to identify the different zones (toilets, hydration, start pen).
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On race day itself, all the self-doubts fade away!
I keep telling myself “Fitness for myself, fitness for my family”.

Fellow runners provide a strong sense of mission and conviction! My confidence and motivation immediately raise up a bar. “Look Hear and Feel” the running pulse (and deafening rock music), everyone is eager to bounce off 🙂

My personal wish was to run non-stop, and enjoy the evening.
2016 Sundown photos

Every run starts with the first step.

10pm run – Osim Sundown Marathon was well organised, the route brought us around Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, and Gardens by the Bay. After the initial jam, the race was quite fun and cooling under the evening sky.

Water points, baggage deposit and shuttle bus was hassle free.
These are often taken for granted but provide much convenience to the runners.

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Personally, to improve my timing, I need to increase my running pace. Looking for kakis to run and motivate each other 🙂

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I am encouraging kids to lead an active lifestyle
Sporty family, Strong family

*Thank you Osim Sundown Marathon for the sponsorship.
** Sundown Marathon Results (10km 34min, 21Km 1Hr 17min), more Sundown marathon timing available on website

Safari Zoo Run 2016 rocks!

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It was a sea of Yellow for last year’ run, Safari Zoo Run 2016’s attires are bright Orange.
Love the contrast of Orange (and greens) as we jog along.

Another medal to add to our running achievements.

Video (link) : Our fun Run through Mandai Forest 🙂

Uncle David (from Life’sTinyMiracles) getting kids warm up with jump shots 🙂
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With every run, the kids are always wild, I mean enthusiastic. I always had to remind them that this route is 5km not 500m. Yet, from the start, they will still sprint!

One of the mascots from Safari Zoo Run 2016 ready to pack us off.
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1km mark, not forgetting to wefie. Since Boon Xin and Mummy will be slower, we decided to pose at 1 and 2km marker, and I will join the boys infront.
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Catch the orang utans and giraffes along the way. Singapore Zoo’s new Baby giraffe is a new addition, and we heard the new “Ah Meng” (Granddaughter) was introduced too.

Safari Zoo Run is organised to commemorate Ah Meng 🙂
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Always remind the kids to lookout for one other, to encourage and motivate each other. They need to understand that teamwork is more valued than individual achievement.

As we count down the 5.5km route 1km by 1km, time passed quickly.
Zoo run 2016 photos
(Kudos to the volunteers and cheerleaders too!)

Boon Xin’s stamina has improved too, Mummy say she will lose-air (lose momentum) at the 1km mark, she managed to endure till the 2km this round 🙂

I always tell the kids that Zoo Run 2016 (series) is always fun.
Running near to the animals, deep in Mandai’s forest.
Safari Zoo run map

Greens, shades and slopes :p
I did noticed there are more uphill slopes this edition, and it is not an easy task to push the strollers uphill.
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Took our own sweet time, no rush, appreciate the animals and “green” paths 🙂
Say hello to your running buddies.

We can confidently say Zoo Run offers the best family Run experience in Singapore!
Best family run in Singapore

Does not matter if we end last, just enjoy the moment, and see some animals along the way. These “pit-stops” does distract the kids from fatigue.
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Proud moments at end point, so many families were cheering each other on.
Always glad to celebrate the kids’ little milestones, be it to complete the race, improve their timings, or simply just to enjoy a family day out at the Zoo.

The Family who keeps fit together stays strong together.
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Runners’ tickets entitled us to complimentary entry at Singapore Zoo. We pop by our favourite corner “Fragile Forest” again.
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Our family is keeping fit with more jogging and cycling activities (click hyperlink), do visit our 2015 Zoo Run experience here.

Traffic management has improved, there is a temporary carpark to house more cars. Shuttle bus will bring families to the Zoo. Previously, if we were late, it means we have to park as far as 1.5km away and walk 🙂

Once again, thank you to Singapore Zoo for the Fun invitation!